NaPoWriMo Poem #24 Woman’s Best Friend

Poem 24 of 30- Woman's Best Friend Most of my life has been spent in the good company of dogs- Shoulder bumping my leg as we walk; reminder that they were still there. Dangerous tails clearing coffee tables Missing holiday turkey when left unattended Drive by face lickings Peaked ears at strange noises after midnight …

National Poetry Writing Month Challenge – Poem #23 of 30: One Fell Swoop

NaPoWriMo 2019 challenge- 30 poems in 30 days. Poem #23 One Fell SwoopIn one fell swoop, my heart was lifted off the roadway where I had been traveling without a true destination, awaiting a sign from unseen guides; advisers all my life- What did I know of destinies and agreements made before this earthly incarnation- …

NaPoWriMo Poem #22 What I Cherish

NaPoWriMo Poem #22 of 30 What I Cherish This thing we hold softly in our hand- vowing promises to keep it shining- These things we keep ever, always tucked in the safe reaches of our hearts where they remain unchanged- Still- the captured starlight Still-the flower's best perfume Still- the sparkling light on water Still-the …

NaPoWriMo Poem #21: Dragon Kite Mouth

Dragon Kite MouthSomeday, your mouth will get you into trouble, he said Oh, Dad, if you only knew the wonderful, awful trouble its led me to. To people who touched the sky And to the border walls of hell Words stream out like a tail on a dragon kite. Out of my mouth and into …

NaPoWriMo Poem #20: In Context

In ContextMusic experienced Out of context Is like a partial ocean view Seen only through a tiny window Accessed at the top of a rickety ladder Created in sacred space Layered note on note Voice on voice Side sounds- small and large Quiet pause leading to twelve different instruments filling the Sound horizon All that …